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At this point in time BitComet does not support super seeding. Super Seeding causes more trouble then it helps as a lot of users don't know what it does.

If you want a client that uses super seeding you have two choices. BitTornado, the client that invented it. And ĀµTorrent also has it & claims to have fixed it. By the way this is starting to be called Initial Seeding.

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Having a super-seeding capacity is hopefully somewhere near the bottom of rnysmile's list. Many, many people completely misunderstand it, and think that it is something it is not. Hardy anyone should be using it. It should never have been called "super-seeding", because the name is completely misleading.

It is not faster. If the swarm network is perfectly efficient and homogenous (which it never is) then super-seeding is, at best, as fast as normal seeding. In the real world, it's always slower.

It was created for those very few people who pay for their connection by the uploaded KB, in order to minimize their upstream bandwidth, thus encouraging them to seed and share. Unless that's you, it won't benefit you at all, and it will slow down the torrent without benefitting it.

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Having a super-seeding capacity is hopefully somewhere near the bottom of rnysmile's list. Many, many people completely misunderstand it, and think that it is something it is not. Hardy anyone should be using it. It should never have been called "super-seeding", because the name is completely misleading.

It is not faster. If the swarm network is perfectly efficient and homogenous (which it never is) then super-seeding is, at best, as fast as normal seeding. In the real world, it's always slower.

It was created for those very few people who pay for their connection by the uploaded KB, in order to minimize their upstream bandwidth, thus encouraging them to seed and share. Unless that's you, it won't benefit you at all, and it will slow down the torrent without benefitting it.

I agree it should have been given a different name. Super seeding makes most people leave it on all the time thinking they're doing more good. I do think it's a good idea however for initial seeding of a torrent to have super seeding enabled if available. I recently started a torrent and was trying to seed to 15-20 different peers at the same time. With super seeding there would have been another seed alot faster to help.

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Actually no, there wouldn't be. It would take longer for someone to finally get the full torrent and seed it, than if you had seeded normally.

Even the guy who invented it disclaims any notion that it is faster. It is not. The only thing it does is to try to make the upload more efficient for the seeder -- at the expense of the speed of the upload-- for the purpose of saving the uploader some money. In theory.

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